Living in a small space we found you don't need half of the things all the parent magazines tell you. You have to work with what you've got and we've saved space and money by doing it this way.
A baby monitor
We have never owned one because we are one door away from the bedroom to the front room we check on our children regularly, i don't see the point in having one in a small flat. If you're in a big house then I completely understand and I would do the same too If we lived in a bigger place.
A changing table
We have always used a changing mat followed by a basket full of nappies, creams, wipes, cloths, etc and stored it away for easy access. Changing tables are a large item to have in a small home and as much as I would like one, a baby changing mat does the same thing.
Formula heating machine
I've breastfed and fed my children formula and one thing we don't need is a chunky machine to get the formula mixed and hot. We can quiet easily store the powder in the kitchen cupboard and use hot water from the kettle etc the old fashioned way of heating a bottle and obviously cooling it down before giving it to the baby. It takes a minute longer and saves a lot of money.
Again we use a Moses basket for our newborns, I don't like to use too many "sleeping areas" for our children and it takes up more space then it really needs to. A Moses basket is safe and allows your baby to sleep in comfort. Please dont take offence but I find snuzpods a waste of money, use that money on something else or save it!
With my oldest Poppy being in NICU and was fed by a tube for a while, breastfeeding didn't go to plan at all so she was formula fed. Phoebe my second was breastfed for 6 weeks and I dried up completely after that, this is why I've never bought a breasbump but I am considering it the 3rd time round I will keep you all updated on that one.
I hope you enjoyed the read